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2023/05 14. Symposium on pseudokarst - see "Symposia"
2022/07 Meeting of the Commission at World Congress in France on Monday 25.07.2022 in the "red tent"
2017/10 Meeting in non-carst caves in France
2017/07 Meeting at the World Congress in Sydney
Fri, 02 Aug 2013, by Adamovič Jiří:

Field seminars in granites and sandstones
As I promised at the Speleological Congress in Brno, I am sending you an info on two field seminars focused on geology and geomorphology, organized by Jan Mertlík (

Jizerky 2013
This seminar is focused on granitic landforms in the Jizerské hory Mts., including scree slopes, talus caves and rock basins (kamenitzas), which are all well developed in this region. Time: September 11-13, 2013. Venue: Mariánskohorské Boudy near Josefův Důl, NW of Tanvald.

Klokočky 2013
This seminar is focused on sandstone geology and geomorphology in the Bohemian Paradise area: ponors and resurgences, tectonic deformations, concretions and caves. Time: October 2-4, 2013. Venue: Bohemian Paradise PLA Administration, Dvořákova 294, 511 01 Turnov.

Expected numbers of participants are 10-20, field trips will prevail over lectures. It can be expected that the dominant language spoken will be Czech but contributions in other languages are also welcome. :-) No forward registration or payment is needed, however, if you plan to come, please leave a message with Jan Mertlík (see e-mail address above).
Best regards,

Pseudokarst activities associated with the 16th International Congress of Speleology to be held in Brno, Czech Republic on July 21-28, 2013,

 This theme was divided into two sessions:

 Session 5. Karst, Pseudokarst and Caves in Other Rocks; here, „other rocks“ means non-carbonate rocks like granites or volcanic rocks. This session is convened by Pavel Bosak and Michal Filippi.

 Special Session 4. Sandstone Landscapes; a forum to discuss caves and superficial weathering forms on sandstone. This session is convened by Rudi Pavuza and Jiri Adamovic.

2012/04 Sandstone Landscapes III conference, 25-28 April 2012
Stolowe Mountains National Park, Kudowa Zdrój, Poland
Infos by Jiri Adamovich (CZ): "This is the third meeting of its kind (Doubice, Czech Republic in 2002 and Vianden, Luxembourg in 2005) addressing sandstone geology, geomorphology, vegetation patterns and nature conservation. Note that a post-conference field trip to the Czech sandstone „rock cities“ is also planned!"
2011/06 2nd International Conference on Granite Caves, Sweden 2011, June 1-4th (Post-Symposium Excursion - June 5-7th)
Venue: Nynashamm, 50 south of Stockholm
2007/09 International Labour Conference "Pseudokarst root structures in caves and rock overhangs"
Place, time: Teplice nad Metuji (CZ) 21.-23.09.2007
2007/09 International Conference on caves in granite
Place, time: A Corufta (E) 17.-22.09.2007
Organizer: Clube Espeleóxico "Maüxo", Vigo and institutes Universitario de Xeoloxia, A Corufla (M. Vaqueiro - JRV Romani)
1998/09 International working meeting "caves in the sandstone and granite"
Place, time: Bayreuth (D) 03.-06.09.1998
Organizer: cave research group "Blaustein, Hemsbach & University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth (T. Striebel)
Participants: 16 persons from 5 Nations (B, D, E, H, NL)
Proceedings: Vol. 15 in the notification issue of the Group "Blaustein" in A4 format with 53 pages (52% German, 48% English)
1995/08 International working meeting "Preserving Pseudokarst of Caves"
Place, time: Salgotarjan (H) - Rimavska Sobota (SK) 16-19 08 1995
Organizer: Hungarian Vulkanspeleological collective, Isztimer & Chránená krajinná oblast Cerová vrchovina, Rimavska Sobota
(I. Eszterhäs - E. Gaäl)
Participants: 25 persons from 5 Nations (CZ, D, H, SK, UA)
Proceedings: in A5 format with 136 pages (50% Slovak, 21% English, 10% Hungarian, 9% German, 7% Czech, 3% Russian)
1992/07 Working meeting "research, documentation and protection of the root stalagmites"
Place, time: Teplice nad Metuji (CZ) 12.-14.07.1992
Organizer: Ceská speleologická spolecnost, club Broumov 5-03 (J. Kopecky)
Participants: from the Czech Republic and D
Report: in A4 format with 12 pages (50% Czech, 50% German)